Bali is rocked by powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake – major tremors felt across to Java
- 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Indonesia’s Bali and Java islands on Tuesday
- Indonesia’s geophysics agency says quake not expected to trigger a tsunami
- Authorities checking for damage caused by tremors in East Java province & Bali
A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rattled two Indonesian islands, including a popular tourist spot.
The quake occurred in the Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the East Java province, at a depth of 10 kilometres and 305 kilometres south-west of Denpasar, Bali.
The quake was not expected to trigger a tsunami, Indonesia’s geophysics agency reported.
The earthquake occurred 1.07pmJakarta time (5.07pm AEST) on Tuesday with the epicentre situated 284km south-west of Jember Regency, East Java.
Local authorities are checking for any damage caused by the tremors felt strongly in East Java province and Bali.
The 6.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in the East Java province and Bali on Tuesday
Tremors from Indonesia’s latest earthquake were felt in tourist hotspot Bali (pictured)
The earthquake is the third to hit Indonesia in recent weeks.
A 6.4 magnitude quake struck the West Java region on Saturday which was felt 280km in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
A 5.6 earthquake killed 331 and left another 600 injured in West Java’s Cianjur city on November 21.
It was Indonesia’s deadliest since a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi claimed 4,340 lives in 2018.
Indonesia is often struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin known as the ‘Ring of Fire.’
The latest quakes comes three weeks after 331 people tragically lost their lives in Cianjur, West Java (pictured, rescuers searching for victims)